Wooden garden furniture trends for Summer 2023

If you're looking for the latest garden furniture trends, then this month we're stepping away from metal and looking at the best wooden garden furniture trends for 2023...

Looking for the latest wooden garden furniture trends?

We’re now entering the warmest part of the year when more people in the UK will head outside into their gardens to relax, entertain, and soak up as much sun as possible. 

And with wooden garden furniture very much in vogue right now, due to its attractive styling and affordability, now is a good time to start planning your outdoor space.

So join Lazy Susan as we take a look at the best wooden garden furniture trends for 2023. 

Try hanging garden chairs 

Ever liked the idea of sitting on a hanging chair? 

Turns out that in 2023, everyone is trying this one.

Hanging chairs, also known as “egg chairs”, add some real summer vibes to your patio furniture. They’re perfect for those lazy days when you just want to relax with a drink or a good book, and they can even make you feel as though you’re on holiday right in your own home.

Go monochrome 

We like colour (who doesn’t?) but while splashing some colours around your garden via plants and shrubs is a smart idea, going monochrome with your wooden garden furniture is also “in” too. 

Monochrome wooden chairs bring a degree of elegance to your garden. They’re easy on the eyes and they’re especially ideal for anyone who is going for a minimal, simplistic style.

And if you do want to add a bit of colour to the proceedings, you could do so with your chair cushions or outdoor rug.

Invest in minimalism 

Speaking of a minimal style, a buzzword for 2023 is “minimalism”. 

Minimalism is a concept that promotes the “less is more adage”. In other words, less clutter, less mixing and matching of colours, more neutral tones, and a sparser use of garden furniture. 

Minimalism is very much on-trend and, when done right, it can give your garden a slick, polished and extremely modern look.  

Add an outdoor daybed

​​Add an outdoor daybed

A wooden daybed such as the Tuscan from Jo Alexander (above) is an increasingly popular piece of garden furniture that functions as, you guessed it, a place where you or a guest can take a nap during the day in the garden.

Daybeds can be stylish and comfortable, and they provide the perfect way to get some sun on your skin, laze the day away — and even catch some actual zzz’s.

You can purchase wooden day beds that come in different designs, with some coming complete with a canopy that protects you from the sun’s rays (ideal if you don’t fancy getting burnt!). 

Be creative with your outdoor settings 

Wooden tables and chairs are, of course, a common sight in gardens up and down the country. But you needn’t stop there. 

In fact, a noticeable trend for 2023 is adding dining sets to your garden to create a stylish alfresco area

You could be even more creative by adding a pizza oven to your garden or a fire pit table. 

Be sustainable 

It’s impossible to overlook the fact that more and more Britons are leading the charge when it comes to sustainability in 2023. This goes for every aspect of the way we live — especially the way we enjoy our gardens. 

Wooden furniture, indeed, should be at the top of your list if you’re looking to be more sustainable from now on. It’s 100% natural and recyclable and it’s biodegradable. 

As an alternative, you could opt for the kind of cast aluminium furniture of the kind made by us at Lazy Susan, which, along with being UV-resistant and free from rot and rust, is also completely recyclable. 

Make sure to add outdoor lighting and heating 

Make sure to add outdoor lighting and heating

Nothing says “cosy” quite like outdoor heating and lighting. When the sun starts to set and you want to stay outside for a while longer, you’ll be thankful that you installed some lighting and heating to keep the conversation going. 

One of the key trends I’ve noticed in the last year or so in British gardens is lights hanging from walls, as well as bushes, trees, hedges — that sort of thing. 

The idea is that you spread the lighting around your garden so that, rather than just one section being lit up, the whole garden is nicely lit. 

I also recommend investing in solar-powered lights if possible because they’ll cost you less in the long run. 

Final Thoughts... 

These are the latest wooden garden furniture trends that are currently inspiring Brits up and down the country. 

It’s good to bear in mind, though, that trends come and go and that you still need to make sure that you invest in a style that suits your personal tastes and outdoor space, and that you opt for a wooden material that’s just right for you.

Your choices include softwood and hardwood, with teak an especially popular choice due to its debonair good looks and its ability to withstand many kinds of weather. 

If, on the other hand, you decide to give metal furniture a go, feel free to contact Lazy Susan to see what we can do for you. 

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